As ever, the requirement for extra power goes on. Having a hard time talking myself into the Ł4K for the whole turbo thing, I have been trawling the internet for other options. (which will probably get shot down in flames.. Enter Glen stage left)
Firstly, having been on the Cupranet forum and looking at some of the Leon R power figures, I was pleasently surprized to find that they are ALL, not just a few, quoting power figures of 270bhp upwards from simple re-maps. Now bearing in mind that these cars use the same 210/225 engine, same management as the S3/TT why are they able to chip up to highier BHP figures? I find it hard to believe that ALL their figures are 'optimistic rollers' maybe, they are just using a better version of software??
Anyway, not being interested in getting just another remap for 5-10bhp I looked into it further. I got intouch with a company called Greer Sport, who claim to get 300bhp from Leon R's using.... Are you ready.... Custom 3" down pipe (yes this item rearing its head again), 803 injectors (same as used in a Volvo 850T-5, but we'll not tell anyone that) and a Collins Performance Chip. They said that they will need to alter the route of the downpipe to miss the transfer box, but that aint rocket science.
Also there is another company, Statosphere or summit that quote 310BHP, again WITHOUT CHANGING THE TURBO. In their convertion there are replacement pullies, boost controler, turbo back exhaust, remap and a few other items but no turbo change.
Once I have heard back from Greer Sport, I will fill you all in.
Any comments so far?